2021-10-19 - Majeed Ahmad

From FinFET to GAA: Samsung’s fab journey to 3nm and 2nm

Samsung's development of the 3nm gate-all-around (GAA) process is on track and it has already made available the PDK in…

2021-10-13 - Majeed Ahmad

What’s driving the acquisitions in the analog design realm?

As chip designs combine sensors, analog and digital processing, chipmakers are maneuvering to add design capabilities for combined systems.

2021-10-11 - Majeed Ahmad

The state of analog design industry in 2021 and beyond

The recent flurry of mergers and acquisitions begs a simple question: what's happening in the analog and mixed-signal design realm?

2021-10-06 - Deekshith Krishnegowda, Marvell Technology

A primer on logical equivalence checking (LEC) using Conformal

Logical equivalence check is an important phase in the IC design process where the design is evaluated without providing test…

2021-09-30 - Majeed Ahmad

Power integrity tool caters to scale in digital and analog

Siemens Software's mPower provides EM and IR analysis for large analog and mixed-signal blocks.

2021-09-21 - Mark Waller

How to stop the antenna effect from destroying your circuit

Besides the complete failure of devices due to the antenna effect, analog designers are also worried about its impact on…

2021-09-16 - Majeed Ahmad

ParagonX: Profile of a debugging tool for analog designs

As the industry migrates to FinFET technologies, IC layout parasitics has become the dominant source of bottlenecks in mixed-signal SoCs.

2021-09-08 - Renesas Electronics Corp.

Renesas enhances Lab on the Cloud environment

Renesas has expanded its popular Lab on the Cloud environment to simplify the configuration and testing process and speed time…

2021-09-06 - Mark Waller

Analog layout: Why wells, taps, and guard rings are crucial

Here are the key examples of well, taps and guard rings, and why these structures are essential to the layout…

2021-08-19 - Kevin McDermott

Enabling industrial-grade open verification for RISC-V

Here's a look at an open-source IP with industrial-grade verification and open methodology to support verification of an open-source CV32E40P…